Essential tips for a safer home

by SamanthaC
(London)

I have found my mother has become more and more unsteady on her feet, even with a care giver in the home to assist she is still at risk and have found tips for making the home safer as a whole to avoid a nasty fall.


1) Ensuring areas are flat - plush rugs in the living room can pose a serious threat to the well being of an elderly person with the potential to trip and hurt themselves on nearby furniture. Ensure there are hand rails or something steady to grab on to in case of an emergency.

2) Lighting has a great effect on our ability to see potential obstacles or hazards especially when we get older and our sight is already getting more and more impaired. Changing light bulbs around the home to a higher wattage can significantly reduce the risks of accident

Found these and other on this article and can say that there are many things that I have not even thought of and have put in place. They have made a difference to my mothers home and her stability.

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